Big Mama!

The Willie Mae Thornton Story

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Jackie Richardson

Produced by Belfry Theatre (Victoria, BC)

Before Elvis sang “Hound Dog” and Janis Joplin belted out “Ball & Chain”, Willie Mae Thornton had already been there and done that. Her powerful voice, sexy songs, and larger-than-life stage presence made her a blues legend. In this musical, starring Jackie Richardson – “Canada’s first lady of jazz” – you’ll be part of the scene at a ‘70s club in L.A., where Big Mama tells her story and sings the blues – which she once described as “nothing but life, good food, good times, and good sex.” Guaranteed to rock your soul.

“BLOCKBUSTER OF A SHOW… Richardson GETS IT ALL RIGHT”
Ottawa Citizen

“You absolutely MUST SEE THIS SHOW. ELVIS PRESLEY EAT YOUR HEART OUT”
– Ottawa Life Magazine

“RIVETING…MAGNIFICENT… …This is a role Jackie Richardson owns.”
– Folk Roots/Folk Branches

“NOT TO BE MISSED…
…be BLOWN AWAY by Richardson’s POWERHOUSE PERFORMANCE”
– Capital Critics Circle

“Life does not get any better than an evening spent with Ms. Richardson!”
– Charlebois Post

“Thank you again and again Jackie Richardson. We will never forget you.”
– Capital Critics Circle

“Go feed your soul!”
– Charlebois Post

Please Note:
Due to overwhelming demand, Live Rush tickets are restricted to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances only.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

22 Apr

23 Apr

24 Apr

  • 7:30 PM Preview

25 Apr

  • 7:30 PM Preview

26 Apr

  • 7:30 PM Opening Night

27 Apr

  • 2:00 PM Matinee
  • 7:30 PM

28 Apr

29 Apr

30 Apr

  • 7:30 PM

1 May

  • 7:30 PM Talkback

2 May

  • 7:30 PM Talkback

3 May

  • 7:30 PM

4 May

  • 2:00 PM Matinee
  • 7:30 PM

5 May

6 May

7 May

  • 7:30 PM

8 May

  • 7:30 PM Talkback

9 May

  • 7:30 PM Talkback

10 May

  • 7:30 PM

11 May

  • 2:00 PM Matinee
  • 7:30 PM

12 May

Duration

Performance is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

video: See what audiences are saying about Big Mama!
See what audiences are saying about Big Mama!
video: Jackie Richardson Invites you to Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story
Jackie Richardson Invites you to Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story
video: Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story. Belfry Theatre Production. Video preview by John Carswell, www.shine-ola.com
Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story. Belfry Theatre Production. Video preview by John Carswell, www.shine-ola.com
Jackie Richardson
Jackie Richardson in Big Mama! © Tim Matheson
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